Education Interior Design and Fit Out Specialists
As universities and other higher education establishments compete for the best students, the expectation of graduates and undergraduates for improved facilities is bringing new challenges to the managers of academic property portfolios.
The “student experience” is now measured and tabulated into league tables and every higher educational establishment is seeking ways to improve their offering to attract the right profile candidates.
Property portfolio owners and academics are working together to uncover new ways to support student activities both academic and social. They are now turning to interiors specialists like us who bring their extensive experience and vision of transforming commercial interior solutions to create a competitive edge within the academic arena. The approach has proved enlightening, transforming dull and uninspiring spaces into facilities that stimulate and excite.
Our track record of creating better teaching environments, collaboration zones, chill out points and restaurants using exciting new materials, the application of bold colours and innovative thinking has inspired estates teams to explore new possibilities that are winning favour with students and influencing their decision on which university best suits their aspirations.
By adopting our design and build approach to achieve inspiring environments, we ensure strict adherence to predetermined budgets, creating new spaces that far exceed the expectation of all those involved in the project.
Please visit our gallery here for further examples of education projects completed by the team.
Making your space work harder
Nowhere is the need to demonstrate value for money more crucial than within the public sector. We’ve designed, developed and delivered over 30 “One Stop Shops” for local councils across the UK, combining the design flair and passion for interiors enjoyed by our private sector clients with an acute understanding of the unique pressures within the public sector.
It isn’t just us who champion the cause of good design within the public sector either. The Design Council’s Chairman, Sir Michael Bichard, is championing a new programme called Public Services by Design. He believes there are three key ways in which design can make public services better.
1. It can redesign the way we deliver our services allowing us to “build or reshape our services around citizens, around clients, around customers.”
2. It can help the development of better policy “ensuring that ideas are tested before having scarce resources invested in them on a national basis.”
3. “Design can help us in the public services to be more innovative. We need to be conscious that today’s problems are just not going to be addressed by yesterday’s ideas and yesterday’s solutions…we need a whole new approach to policy over the 10 years.”
We agree wholeheartedly with Sir Michael’s views and ally our design flair with transparency, communication and a partnering approach in each project.